Fat Albert

Fat Albert
Fat Albert
  • PG
  • 1h 34m
  • 2004
Rotten23%
Common Sense Media Iconage 7+
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Based on the popular animated TV series created by Bill Cosby, this live-action comedy starring Kenan Thompson follows the hilarious adventures of Fat Albert and his oddball friends.
© 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten23%
Critics Consensus: A bland but good-natured adaptation of the cartoon show.
Reviews
Time Out
Fresh

A lot like the comedian's best work: amusing, appropriate for kids, and far more spiritually nouri...

June 22, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Rotten

At the end of this weak comedy is a strange and touching scene in which Bill Cosby and his childho...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

The Cosby touch (he's co-writer and co-executive producer) is in full effect, schmaltz notwithstan...

June 21, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Rotten

The original cartoons are better.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Cosby cartoon comes to life in tween-centered story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that because of the high school setting and gentle boy-girl crushes that partially drive the story, Fat Albert will have more appeal for middle grade kids and tweens. However, other than a few cartoonish pratfalls and an avalanche of product placement, there's no iffy material for kids of any age. It's a well-intentioned, ethnically diverse, and wholesome movie with lots of clearly stated messages.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Release Date:December 25, 2004
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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